I shall produce a fuller report on Salute over the next few days, with lots of photos, so you can share in what was one of the best experiences of my gaming life.
First though I’d like to thank a few people:
The White Hart Gamers: Guys you put on the best display and participation game at Salute this year. Your friendliness and willingness to engage the public did more than anything else to bring people around and let them seem the fun that IHMN can be. You even let me and my son Conor have a go with your excellently painted figures and interesting scenarios. I failed to rescue Amy Pond and the Doctor as Conor handed me my ass – again.
Shaun of The Bunker (http://www.thebunkergames.com/): The father of the feast. Shaun brought out his 221B Battle Boards for us all to play across when we couldn’t get the other boards ready in time. Without him all would have been lost – thank you!
Phil at Osprey: thanks for your support as always. It was great for Charles and I to finally meet the chap who set all this in motion with your – “Craig would you like to write some Steampunk rules for us?” We also have a good plan for going forwards with the supplement.
Nick of Northstar: You sir, are a solid chap! With your enthusiasm I can see why Northstar are doing so well. Thank you for supporting IHMN and we shall work hard to continue to deliver for you as the game goes forwards.
Steve Saleh – sculptor extraordinaire: It is not often that you meet a real artist so this was a special pleasure for me. What floored me was how enthusiastic you were about the project and how much you said you had enjoyed sculpting the first four companies. Lovely bloke who I hope to meet again.
Cpt Kremmen and the many other other blog and forum enthusiasts: It was great to meet you all in person at last. You have been our support over the last few months and have kept us both believing this might actually work.
Our friends: who turned up in unexpected numbers to cheer us on. Especially Will Hayes who was the chap who encouraged me to write wargames rules in the first place (yes it is all Will’s fault).
And, of course, last but by no means least, the hundreds of you who turned up to pick up your pre-orders, or who rushed over to Great Escape games to snap up the few available copies of the rules. Many of you dropped by to wish us well which, for me, made the whole event so much more real. Thank you one and all.